Ezekiel Elliott

Running Back

Age: 25
Free Agency: 2027 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 4
  • 2020 Salary Cap Charge: $10,900,000 (5.01% of cap)
  • 2020 Cash Payout: $19,800,000 (8.41% of spending)
  • 2020 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.82
  • Contract Value: $90,000,000 ($15,000,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $28,052,137
  • Contract Ranking: 3/167 at RB

Current Contract

(Extension, signed 2019)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
201924$752,137$5,587,516$752,137$6,339,6533.2%
2020 📝
March 22: 2021 salary becomes fully guaranteed
25$6,800,000$4,100,000$6,800,000$10,900,0005.0%
2021 📝
March 17: 2022 salary becomes fully guaranteed
26$9,600,000$4,100,000$9,600,000$13,700,0006.7%
202227$12,400,000$4,100,000$0$16,500,0007.3%
202328$10,900,000$4,100,000$0$15,000,0006.2%
202429$10,000,000$2,600,000$0$12,600,0004.9%
202530$15,400,000$0$0$15,400,000--
202631$16,600,000$0$0$16,600,000--
Total$82,452,137$24,587,516$17,152,137$107,039,653

Contract Notes

Ezekiel Elliott signed a six year, $90 million contract extension with the Cowboys on September 4, 2019. Elliott received $50 million in guarantees, $28 million of which is fully guaranteed at signing. Per Todd Archer Elliott will receive a $7.5 million signing bonus and $13 million option bonus. His 2019 and 2020 salaries are fully guarantees. If on the roster on the 5th day of the 2020 league year his 2021 salary becomes guaranteed and if on the roster on the 5th day of the 2021 league year his 2022 salary will be fully guaranteed.
Career Earnings: $41,796,145
Career APY: $10,449,036
Potential Earnings: $123,496,145
Total Guarantees: $53,008,475
Largest Cash Payment: $19,800,000 (2020)
Largest Cap Number: $16,600,000 (2026)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
CowboysDraftedRenegotiated20164$24,956,338$6,239,085$24,956,338$20,544,00882.3%$6,848,003
CowboysExtensionActive20196$90,000,000$15,000,000$28,052,137$21,252,13723.6%$21,252,137
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Cowboys4$41,796,145$10,449,036$22,796,1450.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2016Cowboys$450,000$4,087,516$450,000$4,537,5162.9%$16,800,064
2017Cowboys$1,584,379$4,087,516$1,584,379$5,112,7023.0%$1,025,186
2018Cowboys$2,718,758$4,087,516$2,718,758$6,806,2743.7%$2,718,758
2019Cowboys$752,137$5,587,516$752,137$6,339,6533.2%$8,252,137
2020Cowboys$6,800,000$4,100,000$6,800,000$10,900,0005.0%$19,800,000
2021Cowboys$9,600,000$4,100,000$9,600,000$13,700,0006.7%$9,600,000
2022Cowboys$12,400,000$4,100,000$0$16,500,0007.3%$12,400,000
2023Cowboys$10,900,000$4,100,000$0$15,000,0006.2%$10,900,000
2024Cowboys$10,000,000$2,600,000$0$12,600,0004.9%$10,000,000
2025Cowboys$15,400,000$0$0$15,400,000--$15,400,000
2026Cowboys$16,600,000$0$0$16,600,000--$16,600,000
Total$87,205,274$36,850,064$21,905,274$123,496,145$123,496,145

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsRushingReceivingFumbles
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecialAttYardsAvgTDRecYardsAvgTDTotalLost
2016150067.3%1.4%32216315.1153236311.3151
2017100055.3%0.5%2158804.172323110.0211
2018150182.8%1.2%30414344.76775677.4361
2019160083.3%0.9%30113574.512544207.8232
202010087.5%0.0%22964.4133110.3100

Valuation Diamond

The diamond is a scatterplot graph that visualizes the relation of the player's APY (in green) and performance (in blue, as measured by OTC's Valuations) to the rest of the league at his position. To understand how to read the diamond, read this explainer.

OTC ValuationAPY
Regular$16,560,000$15,000,000
Injury Adjusted$16,560,000$15,000,000
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OTC Valuation $2.8M $5.5M $8.3M $11.0M $13.8M APY $2.7M $5.3M $8.0M $10.7M $13.3M $7,068,000 $5,150,000

Weekly Valuation Trends

The chart below illustrates the trend of the player's weekly OTC Valuations (in blue) from the most recent season, using APY (in green) and, if applicable, cash that is due to the player in the next season (in red) as benchmarks. Weeks not plotted indicate that the player was inactive or on a bye.

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